Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
4.28/5
7,844 Ratings
Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#593
Reviews:
1,503
Ratings:
7,844
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,035
Gots:
2,294
Trade:
77
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,844 |  Reviews: 1,503
Photo of Hopmodium
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkf1976
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckaire69
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fish365
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tropical fruit sweetness, a hint of pine bitterness and enough of a malt presence to keep it balanced. This one has it all. World class.

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Photo of Beeracuse
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deereless
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The real deal. Fruity, hoppy, crispy deliciousness.

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Photo of Skud
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thetimhortonsman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweenz
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirdavidofbrent
4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SedateSix
4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was really good. Next time I hope to get it even fresher.

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Photo of EranFabian
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveOOO
3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GinsuDave
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LFinCO
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of streeter
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppyADK
3.46/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I spend a couple of months in Florida during the winter and the ABC folks down there do have a great selection. I usually just pick up a few brands I haven't tried but this time I asked about what was popular down in Florida. The guy told me this Jai Alai so I got a six pack. As you can tell by the ratings - many rate it high. Can't do it. I found it oddly sweet and lacking a good hoppy flavor. Rather flat in its carbonation as well. So, in all fairness, let me say I like a strong IPA with a real hoppy bite. I bought it in a can and usually don't do this. I hope the difference isn't that great. Didn't finish the six pack. But again, with a rating of 95+ I must be the oddball. Good Luck.

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Photo of Cbonzo
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,844 ratings
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